Remember those teeny little nectarines that I picked the other day? Here they are again in case you missed them.
Well, it took me the good part of two hours, but I managed to halve them all, remove the stones, and made something quite edible out of them.
Nectarine Jam. I made it the easy way, in our bread-maker. Here is how I did it.
I chopped up 500 gm of fruit in to small pieces, then added 1 & 2/3 cups of white sugar, and 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons of Jamsetta (pectin).
Place on Jam setting on the bread-maker, which will run for about 1:05 hours.
Once the cycle is complete, then pour in to a sterilized, warm jar and seal. This is an old wide mouth pasta sauce jar of 540 ml capacity, which worked brilliantly.
How does it taste? Delicious of course, as good nectarine jam should.
The fact of the matter was that I had so many nectarines, that I made a second jar, and Kim made six nectarine strudels. We had a strudel for desert with ice cream. Yum.
So as you can see, making jam is easy, especially so in the bread-maker. Hey if this bloke can make some, I am sure you can too!